HELLO!

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mohandas K. Gandhi

say-it-aint-so81:

cindersinrags:

hall70:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

wow…

I see no lies though…

Hmmm..*runs to look up this Boss series*

hahahahaaaa (re: matilda)…let me know what you think please…

jazzypom:

cindersinrags:

hall70:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

wow…

I see no lies though…

Right? Where’s the lie? I don’t know how Bey got all up in this mess, though. 

because….$$$$$$$$…and all the hype

blackandkillingit:

18-15n-77-30w:

ZIG ZAG

Shades N Styles

18° 15’ N, 77° 30’ W

Black Girls Killing It Shop BGKI NOW 

wow!!! this woman has it

raytwin:

pjamma-sf:

wineandcaffeine:

skidivame:

Kerry’s Kingdom: Kerry Washington - a secret no longer
Once Hollywood’s Best kept secret, Kerry Washington talks to Stephen Milton about losing her privacy. and those 
rumours she flirted her way into a white house ban
It’s no wonder the screen came a-calling even though Kerry’s background is academic - no two ways about it, she is coquettish. She’s sexy and she knows it.”You know, I was named after County Kerry,” she proudly reveals, giddy.”I was named in the 1970s when African Americans were choosing these very Afrocentric, ‘black is beautiful’ names for their children.”And my mother wasn’t really into that idea. She’s of mixed heritage; black, English, Irish, Scottish and read somewhere that Kerry means ‘dark’ in Gaelic. So it was her way of honouring all of it. To be like ‘dark little, dark one’, but also honouring her European connection.”It’s a typified response throughout our chat; verbose, laden with emphasis, but there’s an undeniable charm. Oh, and I’m totally mesmerised by her imperial poise.Little wonder she was one of only two honorees this year to land a spot on both People’s Most Beautiful list alongside Time’s Most Influential. The other recipient was Beyoncé. “They are two amazing accolades but the People magazine list, it’s timed for when actors have stuff coming out. I’ve been on that list and then not the following year and then, the year later, back on it again. And I’m like, ‘Did I have a bad hair year?‘“Beautifully influential and influentially beautiful. It’s a potent mix for an actress who was once called Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret.Graduating from George Washington University with top honours in anthropology and sociology and serving on Obama’s committee for arts and humanities, Kerry (37) has crafted a character-fuelled repertoire, resistant of all trace of pattern and trend. As Chenille in Save the Last Dance, she was hapless Julia Stiles’ astute high school sage. Then came a smattering of blockbuster tidings; supportive fare in Mr and Mrs Smith and the previous Fantastic Four franchise.Breakthrough came with Della, wife of Ray Charles, in Jamie Foxx’s award-sweeping tour de force, followed closely by Kay, wife of Forest Whitaker’s Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.Both of her on-screen spouses won Oscars for their biopic portrayals, signifying the facing strength Washington offers her leading men.Still, the New York raised daughter of Bronx-based professionals - Earl, a real estate broker, and Valerie, a professor of early primary education - remained noticeably off the radar.”Someone asked me recently, ‘you’ve spent most of your career being a great character actor where you disappear into these roles’. Like, ‘oh that’s the girl who’s in The Last King of Scotland, who’s in Ray, who’s in Save the Last Dance’. But never actually knowing it was the same person.”It allows me to maintain a great deal of privacy.”She pauses and smiles. “Although, as of late, that’s changed.”A ‘two-head punch’, as she calls it, is ultimately responsible; Tarantino’s Django Unchained, playing opposite Foxx again as enslaved beloved Broomhilda, and the lead in ABC’s Scandal, a sharp, glossed-out melodrama from the Midas pen of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes.”I don’t even know when it happened. Somewhere in between there was this hype around Django as people were watching Scandal. It came like a wave.”Offering a cynical glimpse into the underhanded exploits of a hyper-politicised Capitol Hill, Washington is Olivia Pope - an unflappable DC crisis management fixer with a killer wardrobe, a chequered past and a metal hide. Oh yes , and she’s also sleeping with the President of the United States, played to suave aplomb by Tony Goldwyn.Based loosely on the professional machinations of Dubya’s former crisis aide, Judy Smith, the shiny-tressed commander of Pope and Associates solves the niggling problems of DC’s elite - a politico with a dead prostitute in his bed; a politico with gay rumour issues; a politico who’s rigged an election.”With my position on President Obama’s arts and humanities committee, the culture of the show in DC is a world that I understand. But the world of crisis management is a whole other ball game.”I love that it’s really this peek behind this curtain - what the most powerful people in world do when they get in trouble?”Considering her close bond with the Obamas, do they relate?”I’ve never asked them specifically, because I wouldn’t want to put them on the spot and I could only imagine the press spin on that, no matter the response.”A rumour once circulated that the First Lady has banned Washington, married to NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, father of their three-month-old, Isabelle, from the White House for getting a little ‘too flirty’ with the President.” I remember reading that and thinking, ‘that sounds very familiar. That sounds like a show I’m on’,” chuckles the actress, casually chic in a white shirt and black trousers. “Which is great. It’s like the ultimate compliment.”Amassing viewers of seven million in its first season and growing to nearly 11 million for recent third series - which lands on Sky Atlantic next week - Scandal is one of ABC’s breakout new hits of the last few years. Fans have branded themselves Gladiators, after Pope asks a joining intern of the firm, ‘Do you want to be a gladiator in a suit?’A string of sites are dedicated to her sartorial fashion statements. Vogue unanimously approves - Pope is like a Carrie Bradshaw figure. without the narcissism.And like SJP, Washington is now a fashion favourite. “There was a time when wearing a power suit meant looking like a man and Olivia is very feminine but very strong. Sexy, but doesn’t traffic in her sexuality. She’s not using her sexuality to manipulate, but she’s not afraid to be a beautiful woman.”Largely responsible for Kerry’s place on Time’s Influential List, Olivia is consequently deemed a fitting role model for millions - and possibly, for her own daughter someday.The actress, recently nominated for a second Emmy, subtly purses those pneumatic lips.”I made a decision many years ago, after a not so great experience [posing for the cover of bridal title InStyle Weddings in 2005, shortly before the breakdown of her engagement to actor David Moscow] I just don’t talk about that part of my life.”Is it becoming increasingly difficult to avoid matters of a personal nature given her ascending star, Insider asks? “I’m a private person and like to be consistent. It’s something I won’t change my mind on.”Much has been made of Scandal’s ground-breaking profile - as the first primetime series with an African American woman as the lead protagonist.”She’s the first African American female lead of drama,” corrects the star. “There’ve been comedies, half hours but of a drama, yes, Olivia is the first.”And I think it’s shocking to people that it hasn’t happened in 40 years. There’s never been a woman of colour who’s won best actress for an Emmy in the United States either. I mean, there’ve been lots nominated but never won.”Nominated in the contentious category, could she shatter another glass ceiling this year? “You’ve also got some amazing actresses in there. I like to daydream of course. Who doesn’t, it’s fun!”With celebrity coming relatively late for Washington, have the lists, the fashion icon status and the growing interest into her personal affairs, changed her outlook on life?” Yes,” she mocks ruefully, “I’m awful. I’m terrible to be around.”But no, I have great family and friends who hold me accountable for my behaviour and I’m very lucky for that. And if all of that fails, I have a great shrink. You’ve got to have a great shrink.”
Scandal begins on July 31 on Sky Atlantic

Great article!

I’ve noticed a distinct change in her interviews post-Isabelle. She is throwing a lot of shade to the gossip starters and giving up little more bits and pieces of her real life. Nice change.

A little more open yes. But Kerry’s interviews were never a point of contention for me. I’m private too, so I get it. But ummm, I coughed a little when they said that Olivia doesn’t use her sexuality to manipulate… Ummm that may have been the case before season 3 and the Jake/phone hack thing. Yeah…

ok???? that’s exactly right and that’s one of the reasons that i had issues with olivia….

raytwin:

pjamma-sf:

wineandcaffeine:

skidivame:

Kerry’s Kingdom: Kerry Washington - a secret no longer

Once Hollywood’s Best kept secret, Kerry Washington talks to Stephen Milton about losing her privacy. and those 
rumours she flirted her way into a white house ban

It’s no wonder the screen came a-calling even though Kerry’s background is academic - no two ways about it, she is coquettish. She’s sexy and she knows it.”You know, I was named after County Kerry,” she proudly reveals, giddy.”I was named in the 1970s when African Americans were choosing these very Afrocentric, ‘black is beautiful’ names for their children.”And my mother wasn’t really into that idea. She’s of mixed heritage; black, English, Irish, Scottish and read somewhere that Kerry means ‘dark’ in Gaelic. So it was her way of honouring all of it. To be like ‘dark little, dark one’, but also honouring her European connection.”It’s a typified response throughout our chat; verbose, laden with emphasis, but there’s an undeniable charm. Oh, and I’m totally mesmerised by her imperial poise.Little wonder she was one of only two honorees this year to land a spot on both People’s Most Beautiful list alongside Time’s Most Influential. The other recipient was Beyoncé. “They are two amazing accolades but the People magazine list, it’s timed for when actors have stuff coming out. I’ve been on that list and then not the following year and then, the year later, back on it again. And I’m like, ‘Did I have a bad hair year?‘“Beautifully influential and influentially beautiful. It’s a potent mix for an actress who was once called Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret.Graduating from George Washington University with top honours in anthropology and sociology and serving on Obama’s committee for arts and humanities, Kerry (37) has crafted a character-fuelled repertoire, resistant of all trace of pattern and trend. As Chenille in Save the Last Dance, she was hapless Julia Stiles’ astute high school sage. Then came a smattering of blockbuster tidings; supportive fare in Mr and Mrs Smith and the previous Fantastic Four franchise.Breakthrough came with Della, wife of Ray Charles, in Jamie Foxx’s award-sweeping tour de force, followed closely by Kay, wife of Forest Whitaker’s Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.Both of her on-screen spouses won Oscars for their biopic portrayals, signifying the facing strength Washington offers her leading men.Still, the New York raised daughter of Bronx-based professionals - Earl, a real estate broker, and Valerie, a professor of early primary education - remained noticeably off the radar.”Someone asked me recently, ‘you’ve spent most of your career being a great character actor where you disappear into these roles’. Like, ‘oh that’s the girl who’s in The Last King of Scotland, who’s in Ray, who’s in Save the Last Dance’. But never actually knowing it was the same person.”It allows me to maintain a great deal of privacy.”She pauses and smiles. “Although, as of late, that’s changed.”A ‘two-head punch’, as she calls it, is ultimately responsible; Tarantino’s Django Unchained, playing opposite Foxx again as enslaved beloved Broomhilda, and the lead in ABC’s Scandal, a sharp, glossed-out melodrama from the Midas pen of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes.”I don’t even know when it happened. Somewhere in between there was this hype around Django as people were watching Scandal. It came like a wave.”Offering a cynical glimpse into the underhanded exploits of a hyper-politicised Capitol Hill, Washington is Olivia Pope - an unflappable DC crisis management fixer with a killer wardrobe, a chequered past and a metal hide. Oh yes , and she’s also sleeping with the President of the United States, played to suave aplomb by Tony Goldwyn.Based loosely on the professional machinations of Dubya’s former crisis aide, Judy Smith, the shiny-tressed commander of Pope and Associates solves the niggling problems of DC’s elite - a politico with a dead prostitute in his bed; a politico with gay rumour issues; a politico who’s rigged an election.”With my position on President Obama’s arts and humanities committee, the culture of the show in DC is a world that I understand. But the world of crisis management is a whole other ball game.”I love that it’s really this peek behind this curtain - what the most powerful people in world do when they get in trouble?”Considering her close bond with the Obamas, do they relate?”I’ve never asked them specifically, because I wouldn’t want to put them on the spot and I could only imagine the press spin on that, no matter the response.”A rumour once circulated that the First Lady has banned Washington, married to NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, father of their three-month-old, Isabelle, from the White House for getting a little ‘too flirty’ with the President.” I remember reading that and thinking, ‘that sounds very familiar. That sounds like a show I’m on’,” chuckles the actress, casually chic in a white shirt and black trousers. “Which is great. It’s like the ultimate compliment.”Amassing viewers of seven million in its first season and growing to nearly 11 million for recent third series - which lands on Sky Atlantic next week - Scandal is one of ABC’s breakout new hits of the last few years. Fans have branded themselves Gladiators, after Pope asks a joining intern of the firm, ‘Do you want to be a gladiator in a suit?’A string of sites are dedicated to her sartorial fashion statements. Vogue unanimously approves - Pope is like a Carrie Bradshaw figure. without the narcissism.And like SJP, Washington is now a fashion favourite. “There was a time when wearing a power suit meant looking like a man and Olivia is very feminine but very strong. Sexy, but doesn’t traffic in her sexuality. She’s not using her sexuality to manipulate, but she’s not afraid to be a beautiful woman.”Largely responsible for Kerry’s place on Time’s Influential List, Olivia is consequently deemed a fitting role model for millions - and possibly, for her own daughter someday.The actress, recently nominated for a second Emmy, subtly purses those pneumatic lips.”I made a decision many years ago, after a not so great experience [posing for the cover of bridal title InStyle Weddings in 2005, shortly before the breakdown of her engagement to actor David Moscow] I just don’t talk about that part of my life.”Is it becoming increasingly difficult to avoid matters of a personal nature given her ascending star, Insider asks? “I’m a private person and like to be consistent. It’s something I won’t change my mind on.”Much has been made of Scandal’s ground-breaking profile - as the first primetime series with an African American woman as the lead protagonist.”She’s the first African American female lead of drama,” corrects the star. “There’ve been comedies, half hours but of a drama, yes, Olivia is the first.”And I think it’s shocking to people that it hasn’t happened in 40 years. There’s never been a woman of colour who’s won best actress for an Emmy in the United States either. I mean, there’ve been lots nominated but never won.”Nominated in the contentious category, could she shatter another glass ceiling this year? “You’ve also got some amazing actresses in there. I like to daydream of course. Who doesn’t, it’s fun!”With celebrity coming relatively late for Washington, have the lists, the fashion icon status and the growing interest into her personal affairs, changed her outlook on life?” Yes,” she mocks ruefully, “I’m awful. I’m terrible to be around.”But no, I have great family and friends who hold me accountable for my behaviour and I’m very lucky for that. And if all of that fails, I have a great shrink. You’ve got to have a great shrink.”

Scandal begins on July 31 on Sky Atlantic

Great article!

I’ve noticed a distinct change in her interviews post-Isabelle. She is throwing a lot of shade to the gossip starters and giving up little more bits and pieces of her real life. Nice change.

A little more open yes. But Kerry’s interviews were never a point of contention for me. I’m private too, so I get it. But ummm, I coughed a little when they said that Olivia doesn’t use her sexuality to manipulate… Ummm that may have been the case before season 3 and the Jake/phone hack thing. Yeah…

ok???? that’s exactly right and that’s one of the reasons that i had issues with olivia….

cindersinrags:

danifran16:

mellymet:

clfrybarger:

aliasvaughn:

butterflybap:

This is from Beingthy’s IG. She posted the pic of Kerry from tonight. Her are her comments on IG about NA- ie not seeing him. Tony and Kerry took pics! Hopefully we will see them 😃

YESSSSS for photos!!!! OH look… someone who was actually there telling the truth. That we know from others who were at the dinner, too. Like my friend’s friend and her husband. Yep The Worst Investment Ever was nowhere near. Neither were former spouses who are on the opposite coast, for that matter. Which is WHY both Tony and Kerry were listed as single on the invitation and all those who were with their spouses or partners were listed together.

It’s not a FANCY thing that they do to indicate the couples together, it’s a damn legal requirement to list all the people attending and list those who attend together, together, for TAX reasons! It’s written in the rules when you pick how much to donate! You want to bring someone with you, you MUST indicate it when you donate. In detail. For FEDERAL LAW reasons as is written on the form.This ain’t a red carpet or a stupid entertainment event, it’s political fund raising for the biggest party in the country, it’s a whole different animal that is very much regulated by the law.

Anyway whooooo cares… no poor excuses for human beings were around,  and Tony and Kerry did photo op together, because they were co-chairs and that was part of their duties.

And that’s not all. Good things come to those who wait.

I was at the event and both Jane and Nnamdi WERE there.  At the private dinner sitting at the front table were Kerry, Nnamdi, Tony and Jane in that order from left to right.  Also at the table were Debbie Allen, Shonda, Betsy Beers, Barry Gordy and Chandra Wilson.

Other Scandal actors that I saw were Josh & wife, Bellamy, Dan, Scott & wife, Paul, Tom Verica & wife.  I did not see any of them at the dinner.

I also saw Anna, Liz and Peter Goldwyn (& his wife).

Janelle Monae was fabulous especially when she did a James Brown song.  

Ms Rhimes estate is lovely.  Of course did not go into her home except for a small area that was set up for us to have our picture taken with Mr. Obama.  It was hotter than heck and unfortunally the umbrellas were few and far between.  Janelle and the President performed/spoke from a large stage.  This is also where the picture of Kerry that was posted was taken.  Head of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke as did Shonda.

Last, but not least, it was beyond amazing to see and have a picture taken with President Obama.  He gave an inspiring speech in front of the entire crowd and later at the private dinner came in and answered questions.  He was so relaxed and informal.  He was still wearing his tie and suit coat (even though it was so hot out side - the tent though was fully air-conditioned and after dying in the hot sun earlier, felt so refreshing) and drinking out of a tall white paper cup with a lid and I swear was chewing gum.  I only mention this because I thought it funny as we all had formal dinnerware with wine and water glasses galore.  Mr. Obama did not eat with us, only spoke for about 45-60 minutes then left with the bazillion secret service guys/gals that protect him.  Speaking of SS guys, kept wondering where Tom and Hal were :0)

I spent a shit load of money to attend this fund raiser but have to tell you, it was worth every damn penny.  I was not floating on Cloud 9 but Cloud 21 or maybe 752!!!  Anyone I spoke to or spoke to me was so kind.

Thanks for the great recap. Glad you had an amazing time and got to meet President Obama. I would have loved to be at the head table to hear what they all were talking about with the President. It looked real hot in the sun so glad to hear the tents were cool.

Oh….well that’s that.

now let’s see…which one sounds more believable? hmmm…let me see….hmmmmmm

LOL!!!!

LOL!!!!

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cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

wow…

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fatandfabulousmermaid:

jaclynxhyde:

natural-hairitage:

Natural hair Barbies are so cute!♥

love!! <3 the skin tone variety is gorgeous, too! 

Love it! These should be on shelves everywhere

oh man i love these!!!! that last one though…her features feel real to me and love her hair!!!

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i love louis…with his annoying ass…

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melodiesong:

get to know me [screencap] meme ✿ 1/5 favorite male characters

→ justin ripley (luther; 2010-2013)


i liked him as luther&#8217;s partner

melodiesong:

get to know me [screencap] meme  1/5 favorite male characters

→ justin ripley (luther; 2010-2013)

i liked him as luther’s partner

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shareiscorner:

aurora-of-aragon:

signalfire15:

Ma dudez. Ma peoplez. I just saw Andrew Lincoln in The Canterbury Tales with Nikki Amuka-Bird and I’m pretty much dying right now because:

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I’ve been told that this isn’t the only IR pairing he has been a part of. I’ve never seen this or “Teachers.” He’s gotten away with kissing a lot of sistas. lol

You can watch this and Teachers on YOUTUBE

is this some modernization of canterbury? 

signalfire15:

Ma dudez. Ma peoplez. I just saw Andrew Lincoln in The Canterbury Tales with Nikki Amuka-Bird and I’m pretty much dying right now because:

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the cantebury tales? is this some modernization of that or something totally different?

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fucknofetishization:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

^^^^^

#StopWhiteBoys2K14

smdh…

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tashabilities:

howtobeafuckinglady:

herculeanluxe:

a racist
a homophobe
a white rapper

A triple threat

didn’t he blind a vietnamese man with a meathook

Sure did.

His whiteness is the main reason he’s been allowed to have a career after doing something like that.

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sourcedumal:

swolizard:

They’re honestly shitting on the game in this pic

Black men killin the game

wow! they are definitely killing it

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